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President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 17th August 2021 cut sod for the Agenda 111 hospital project.
The hospitals which will cost $16.88 million each was announced by President Akufo-Addo in April last year.
Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony held at Trede in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region, the President said: So far sites have been identified for 88 of the 111 hospitals, and after cutting the sod, work on the other 87 sites will also commence today (Tuesday).”
According to him, “the acquisition of the remaining 13 sites will be completed shortly for work to begin. Each hospital is being constructed at a cost of $16.88 million, i.e. $12.88 million for construction and $4 million for medical equipment, and all the hospitals are to be completed in 18 months and works will begin on the regional and other hospitals in the latter part of the year”
Agenda 111 includes 101 district hospitals, six regional hospitals in the newly created regions, two specialized hospitals in the middle and northern belts, as well as a regional hospital in the Western Region and renovation of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
The objective of the Project is to significantly deepen the delivery of quality healthcare at the district level, boost access to healthcare services for all citizens towards ensuring the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Three.
Below are details of the project